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City Attorney Duties: Supervise/manage/direct the selection, training, development, appraisal, and work assignments of personnel. To diligently represent the legal interests of the City of Enid in all matters, including municipal, state and federal court, in union negotiations, and in adoption and implementation of policies and procedures. Provide relevant, timely, and accurate legal advice to the Mayor and Board of Commissioners that protects the best interest of the municipality. Prepare legal opinions, court papers, administrative regulations, contracts, ordinances, resolutions, deeds, leases, and other legal documents. Advise department managers, City officials and representatives, Mayor and Board of Commissioners, boards, and commissions on legal issues. Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for the municipality. Stays abreast of developments in the legal field to ensure City polices, procedures and practices are consistent with local, state and federal laws. Oversee daily operation of the legal division to include selecting, training, and evaluating employees. Ensure appropriate cross-training of staff. Answer communications from the public relative to legal matters affecting the City. Represent the City’s interests in municipal, state and federal court. Represent management in union negotiations. Investigates complaints and claims by or against the City. Serve as a legal consultant for work place issues, providing interpretation of the law for best employment practices. Maintain confidentiality of communications and records, including private health information. Provide assistance to other departments as needed. Perform other duties as required.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree and 5+ years related experience and/or training. Licensed to practice law in Oklahoma. 9-11 years municipal legal experience. 12+ years municipal legal experience. English proficiency. Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. law, criminal law, employment law, insurance defense, and workers compensation law. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to speak publicly. Prioritize, organize, and delegate assignments. Handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Accurate and attentive to detail. Excellent communications and public relations abilities. Strong computer applications skills. Ability to assist and support others. Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Participation in local, state, or national law related committee or board. Leadership position in local, state, or national law related committee or board. Acknowledged expert in one or more areas of legal specialty. Acknowledged expert in two or more areas of specialty. Valid CPR certification. Conversational Spanish. Peer review articles.
Deadline for Applications: 9/18/2017
POSITION CODE: 37-100
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